Libs could learn a lot from the Italians..

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    http://abcnews.go.com/International/print?id=233165


    Nov. 7, 2004 - Italians largely oppose gay marriage with 61 percent rejecting homosexual wedlock and even more opposed to adoption for same-sex couples, a poll on Sunday showed.

    In traditionally Roman Catholic Italy, home to the Vatican, only 32 percent of the population is favorable to gay marriage, according to a survey carried out for la Repubblica newspaper.

    Only 21 percent of Italians thought a homosexual couple should be allowed to adopt a child.

    Gay marriage has become a hot topic in Europe after Spain's new Socialist government approved a law last month that would give gay and lesbian couples the same right to marry, divorce and adopt children as heterosexuals.

    Spain's move has been a particularly bitter pill for the Vatican since the law will make the traditionally Catholic country only the third in the world to legalize gay marriage after the Netherlands and Belgium.

    A similar proposal is not likely in Italy where Church doctrine is still influential as seen by a recent fertility law, which has been called the most restrictive in Europe.

    Italy's Minister for European Affairs, Rocco Buttiglione, was forced to withdraw his nomination to the European Commission a week ago after his conservative comments on homosexuality and marriage fell foul of the EU parliament. According to Sunday's poll, Italians are much more open to premarital cohabitation and sex, however, with more than three-quarters of those surveyed saying they thought such practices were "morally acceptable."

    Divorce was only considered acceptable by 62 percent of Italians, with 17 percent saying it is "morally wrong."

    The poll was carried out between Nov. 2-4 by Eurisko.
     
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    Those right-wing whackos need a lesson from the Europeans and their open minds.... oh wait, they are in Europe.... hmmmm..... well, then uh, I, uh, well, shit......
     
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    Italy? The Vatican? Catholics? Catholics hate gays? Who'd have thunk it.
     
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    They don't "hate gays" - they just hate the lifestyle practice...

    "Love the sinner / hate the sin"..
     
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    And you and your ilk have shown over the last week or more that the libs hate Christians. Watch any news talk show and you will hear one diatribe after another attacking the values of Christians. As they say, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

    Now swallow that!
     
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    You have to get off this "hate" thing for crying out loud.

    People can have a perfectly objective opinion against homosexual relationships without "hating" the people involved.
     
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    :rotflmao: :rotflmao: good one.
     
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    Repost - and moved to Global Issues. :)
     
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    One could also claim that a lot of gays hate Catholics and the Catholic Church.

    And don't tell me that gay activists haven't gone into churches and disrupted masses (as in ACT-UP). Don't tell me that some gays think it's acceptable to insult Catholics, the Pope and the Church.

    Anit-Catholic bigotry is one of the few things that the Left and the Politically Correct knuckleheads find not only acceptable, but encourage.

    If you aren't Catholic, it is hard for you to understand just how personally some of us take remarks like that.

    So, if you want to shout "homophobia"....let me shout "Catho-phobia"!!!!

    P.S. Name the one organization that helps treat 25% of all AIDS patients in the world. In fact that organization treats more AIDS patients than any other organization or government agency in the world....don't know the name of that organization? .... THE CATHOLIC CHURCH!!!!!
     

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